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Virtue as the Love of Knowledge in Plato's Symposium and Republic *

Melissa Lane

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Framed by the Symposium, with its central portion being an account of Republic VI, this chapter begins by considering, and rejecting, Alcibiades' proposed programmatic solution to the Socratic ... More


Honest Goods

David Decosimo

in Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804790635
eISBN:
9780804791700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790635.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Aside from Summa Theologiae I.II 65.2, II.II 23.7, this chapter’s focus, is the most important text for grasping Thomas’s account of pagan virtue. In 23.7, Thomas grounds his affirmation of pagan ... More


True Virtue, Christian Love, and Ethical Theory

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards approached the divine character of the moral life both philosophically and theologically. This chapter explores his philosophical grounding for morality in God's being and then his ... More


What Counts as Love: Jonathan Edwards's True Virtue

Sharon Cameron

in Impersonality: Seven Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091310
eISBN:
9780226091334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jonathan Edwards argues that “the present existence” of any “created substance,” cannot be an effect of its past existence. Only God has continuous Being; all else is “dependent identity.” This ... More


Law and Conversion in Evangelical Devotion

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190616694
eISBN:
9780190616724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616694.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evangelical spirituality had implications for both felons and philosophers. Convictions about the psychological depth and comprehensiveness of God’s law led evangelicals to minister to those who were ... More


The Necessity of Evil

Samuel Hopkins

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Samuel Hopkins's The System of Doctrines, Contained in Divine Revelation, Explained and Defended (1793). Hopkins is arguably the most creative thinker among ... More


The Church’s Cosmic Context in the Stockbridge Treatises

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the last phase of Edwards’s ministry, now in Stockbridge, he writes several treatises which are philosophically sophisticated, though this chapter maintains that they are nonetheless ... More


The Facts and the Philosophy: Frederick Douglass as Political Thinker

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the life and political thought of Frederick Douglass, arguing that Douglass believed his goals could only be accomplished if the classical liberal ... More


Practical Disinterested Benevolence

Samuel Hopkins

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Samuel Hopkins's A Dialogue, Concerning the Slavery of the Africans; Shewing it To Be the Duty and Interest of the American Colonies to Emancipate All Their ... More


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